Nice photos set of popular Charlotte dining spots from the mid-'70's. How many do you remember? Can you identify the only one of the group that is still in operation today?
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Exterior shot of the mall from 1973
Great shot of the Silver Grill at the Charlottetown Mall. The Silver Grill was owned by the S & W Cafeteria that was located upstairs. It featured the popular lunch counter choices of the day. Desserts were brought down from the cafeteria.
Monday, March 31, 2014
Stafford's Drive-In opened on Wilkinson Blvd in the Spring 1959. Similar to many eateries of the time, Stafford's was part sit-down restaurant and part curb service. It also featured cafeteria-style dining which was unique. It would flourish over the span of two decades before ultimately closing.
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Menu from Donald Wright's wedding rehearsal dinner on February 2, 1979. Donald recalls having the Sir Lancelot cut of Prime Rib that night. This is a great peek in time when Slug's was one of the premier eating options in the city. Much thanks to Donald for sharing this great keepsake!
Click here for the original Slug's post.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Both shots above from the W. Trade St. location - 1960
Independence Blvd location - 1968
Above 3 shots all from the mid-70's (all courtesy of Ronnie Yee)
The Oriental Restaurant opened at 126 W. Trade St in 1923. It would prove to be one of Charlotte's most famous and popular Chinese restaurants. It would also be one of Charlotte's longest running eateries -- staying in business for a span of seven decades. The Oriental was noted for its private booths, almond cookies, and a walking bridge over the indoor Koi pond. In 1967, the restaurant moved to E Independence Blvd (at Morningside Dr) after a fire destroyed the original location. It would flourish through the '80's before closing for good.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Spoon's opened on Hawthorne Lane in 1929 and was owned by Whitney and Elizabeth Spoon. Elizabeth earned the nickname "The Ice Cream Lady" from the generations of families that flocked to Spoon's for all of her homemade flavors. The Spoons would sell the business in 1978 and food was added to the menu. Ice cream was still served but not from Elizabeth's famous recipes. The standing building is all that currently remains of the Spoon's legacy and ice cream.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Monday, November 4, 2013
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
From a booklet called "Welcome Soldier! to Charlotte, North Carolina" comes this list of restaurants from 1942. The booklet was given to visiting soldiers during WWII and contained helpful info about Charlotte and things to do while in town. Great look at the dining scene in the Charlotte 1940's.
First page of booklet